The Northern Planning Conference

Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon | February 15-18, 2016


The Northern Land Use Planning Conference was a resounding success! By the numbers:

  • Around 230 attendees from across Canada and beyond
  • 60 Presentations
    • 17 Break-out Sessions
    • 2 Plenary Panel Presentation & Discussions
    • 2 Keynote Speakers
  • 2 Lightning Poster Presentations
  • 1 Opening Reception
  • 1 Gala Dinner & Celebration with 3 Performing Groups, and
  • Countless informal discussions

Almost all of the presentations and their abstracts are available by exploring the program menu. The presentations are also available over the long-term in the Yukon Land Use Planning Council's document repository. Now available:


The Conference involved planners from across Canada’s north, integrated resource managers, northern economic and social experts and aboriginal, territorial, provincial and federal government representatives.  It achieved its intent to share, learn, build capacity and establish a northern planning network.

The Key Themes:

Governance – the Planning Context
Planning for Change and Sustainability – how do we protect valued components amongst the changes?
The Future of Northern Planning – new plans for the ‘New North’
Planning Methods in the North – planning approaches and techniques for northern plan

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Conference Proceedings


Click the button below for the most recent detailed program (note: this does not reflect last-minute changes to the program). Explore the interactive program in the "Program" menu above or click one of the days below. Links to the presentations are available there.

Monday 15   Tuesday 16  Wednesday 17   Thursday 18

Downloadable Program


We are producing the conference proceedings. Most of the presentations are also available on the Yukon Land Use Planning Council's document repository.

Thanks to our sponsors!

Financial and logistical support from sponsors was important to the successful delivery of this conference. Thank you!


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